WATCH: Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup platform jacket launch

Norwegian oil giant Statoil has today released footage of the launch of the Johan Sverdrup platform jacket announcing the beginning of its 2018 installation campaign.

The platform jacket, named ‘Vilje’, is lifted into place in the North Sea next to the Egir riser platform installed in 2017.

The jacket, engineered and constructed by Kværner Verdal, will be part of an installation involving more than 400km of pipelines, 200 km of power cables.

The work will be carried out by 2,400 strong workforce.